Wednesday, September 30, 2009

October 6: An evening with Chrissy Swain of the Grassy Narrows First Nation

Young Defenders

An evening with Chrissy Swain of the Grassy Narrows First Nation
Preceded by the film: ‘The Scars of Mercury’

2149 Mackay
(between Sherbrooke and de Maisonneuve)
metro Guy-Concordia

FREE! Donations appreciated.
Presentations in English; whisper translation into French.
If you need childcare, please contact us by phone 48 hours before the event.

Chrissy Swain of the Grassy Narrows Anishnabe First Nation in northwestern Ontario will speak about ongoing efforts against logging and mining in her community. Chrissy helped to begin a logging blockade in 2002, and will have just completed the 2nd Walk for Mother Earth from Grassy Narrows to Ottawa, an 1800 km journey undertaken with youth.

‘The Scars of Mercury’ (40 minutes) explores the processes that threaten the destruction of a traditional and contemporary Indigenous hunting, fishing and gathering way of life, through residential schools, relocation, treaty violations, and clear-cutting, with a special focus on mercury poisoning.

Presented by the Indigenous Solidarity Committee, a working group of QPIRG Concordia, and No One Is Illegal-Montreal.
INFO: - 514-848-7585

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